Thursday, July 21, 2011
This one is a tough one for a control freak who will be on vacation during the party. UGH, I won't be there. I may not be able to concentrate on relaxing!!! I am sure that my new event staff will do a great job. She is amazing!!!
Next we are helping out with the styling of a friends Breast Cancer Corn roast fundraiser on Sat. I am soooo looking forward to this. We are going to turn this into a sea of PINK!!!! I love it! I will post some pictures when I get them.
Paper Straws....oooh they are amazingly cute and just perfect for any party and coincedently flying off the shelves. It has only been a few weeks since we brought in our new line of straws, push-pop containers and popcorn bags and they are FLYING off the shelves!! Get them while they are still in stock.
Finally, my gorgeous daughter big 4th is coming at lightening speed. Jessie Rainbow party is well on it's way. I am super excited about the theme. Cowgirl meets rainbow. Her imagination rocks.
I'll keep you posted on all the deets. We don't have too many pics yet, but it's all in process!! Stay tuned.
Monday, July 4, 2011
|The ice cream buffet. Lables from Pizzazerie Ice cream truck from Shop Sweet Lulu|
Fun was had by all. Let me know if you want one of these wonderful parties.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
At Easter we celebrate with my hubbies family with a pot-luck lunch We always take something along the dessert line since I love to bake. This year is no different. We make Easter cookies, push-pop cakes and easter cupcakes with easter eggs hidden inside. They all turned out great. I am especially crushing on the blue icing on the cupcakes. Let's hope it will all be yummy. We will find out tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Isn't it amazing. Look at those wonderful handmade blowers and the cutest little hats. She even provides the tutorial and everything!!!!! If I was her I think I would keep it a secret. sssshhhhh!!! Don't forget to send her some love on her blog. I think she deserves it.
Now off to make some Easter Birthday blowers - ohh my head is bursting with idea's now!!!!!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
They come with spoons too. How fun!!
Next up are the paper straws that are so popular these days and pretty darn cute if you ask me. There are so many parties that these would go with. Without a doubt a must have for any party.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
It is almost the big day for little L. She will have her big day tomorrow. Decorations are going up and the cake is ready. The fairy's will soon deliver their treasure. The excitment builds.
Fairy on top of the birthday girls cupcake
I have really enjoyed doing this. Everything from decorating the fairy wings to creating the treasure hunt. I think with all the flowers, tule and pink the girls will be happy. I can hardly wait to get the verdict from the "Head" fairy.
The treasures for the fairies to hide. Notice the fairy dust?
Here are some pictures of the cake. Tomorrow I will get to go and get the venue pictures. I'm so excited!!!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
1/4 Joy dish detergent - or any really inexpensive dishwashing liquid. (the cheaper the better)
3/4 cup water
5 drops of glycerin Do Not Skip this part. (available at pharmacies)
Mix it all together.
You will probably need to double or more the recipe and place in serveral containers. Shallow dishes work best. I like tin pie plates.
Next you will need to make some bubble blowers. Feel free to pick some up at the store, but for added punch it would be very impressive to have some hand crafted ones. Kids can make these as well.
- Pipe cleaners are great, bendable, flexible. Bend them into any shape.
- Wire works well too.
- Very inexpensive toilet paper rolls are easy for little hands to handle and while they work only until they get soggy, the blow great bubbles.
- For a more impressive bubble (you will need a bigger container for this) Tie a long length of string onto a dowel (tie both ends on so they will slide back and forth. Close loop, put tied ends together, dip in solution. Slowly open the string, slide on end back and swing the string through the air (boy I hope this makes sense!!)
- Another easier way is to get two straws the same length and a lenght of string. Put string through the straws and tie two ends together. Put knot end inside straw. If you hold the straws apart you will have a square or rectangle. Dip in the solution and blow.
This should keep young and old amused for a few hours. It really works best on a humid day.
If this is all too much, you can buy or rent a bubble machine. Any under the sea, princess or bubble party will be complete.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
- Get down to the child's level and take pictures from there. It is ok to take a few from the usual adult hight, but the most effective pictures (those that will capture the true feeling of the day) will be take low to ground where the action is.
- Nominate someone to do it for you. If you know someone who is going to be at the party that has experience in photography or just alway seems to have the best pictures, let them do the picture taking. I am a big fan of getting parents who attend parties to be active and participate. "Camera chief" can be a great role for someone who wants to do something. This way you will be hands free to attend to all the details you have planned. Deligate, deligate.
- Hire a photographer. If you can afford it and are willing to go to the expense then hire a professional. I am sure that you won't regret it. There is also the less expensive option of having a photography student or amateur photographer to do the pictures. I have found some of my favourite photographers on sites like "USEDEVERYWHERE" and "KIJIJI" Hey, sometimes they are free!! Nothing beats free.
- Lastly, for tonight anyways, get the detail. The tule skirts, the design on the cake, the fabulous paper straws. It could be anything. I had a friend who took a picture of the candy necklaces I had wrapped around the napkins and cutlery. I thought she was silly at the time, but now I am so happy to have memory of the details that I created. I only wish I had a picture of that cute candy bar....next time.
It time to get back to basics. It can be hard to hold back. I know for a fact that it's a challenge. I do have a tendency to go over board, but when it comes down to it the visit from the professional actor/pirate was not really necessary when my husband's free version was even more entertaining. Don't hesitate to go back to those good old games either. Chances are that your kids have probably never even heard of "HOT POTATO" and I have yet to meet a child who didn't cheer when we announced it was time to play musical chairs!!
Go back to your roots, think simple and see how it turns out. If your child was not happy with the results, there is always next year.
Friday, March 11, 2011
My goal was to be clear, give examples and make it easy to get what you want, with a dash of inspiration. I hope it makes the mark.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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Monday, February 28, 2011
For those of you who like to dabble but aren't sure how to go about it I have come up with a wonderful site with some great techniques that will help you through and teach some key skills that will make this cake thing a breeze.
I AM BAKER has very simple and concise instructions with excellent pictures to guide you through the process. Her cakes are just so cute and easy to do. Have a look. After all she say's that even her husband can do....
Next up, there are several cake decorating sites out there. This one has a great list and promises to take your cakes to the next level. It is probably better for those who have a basis is decorating and knows there way around a piping bag.
If you have the time and the drive try a decorating class. Both Michaels and Artisitc Cake Design have great classes for beginners.
Finally, should none of the above be part of your make-up, there are PLENTY of decorators out there who would be happy to do it for you. The local grocery store to the local business (which I prefer for taste and design) would be happy to put something together. I just came across this lovely lady who does everything from cakes to cookies in Arnprior. Here business is relatively new and local. Her prices are very reasonable and worth a look. Check out Sweet and Sassy Co. for inspiration and to place your order.
If all else fails, don't be afraid of a tub of icing from the store and do it as an activity with the kids at the party. They don't mind getting messy.
Most of all have fun.